New Mexico Payroll Tax Registration
As an employer that has recently hired someone in New Mexico, it is important to understand the process of payroll tax registration. Payroll tax registration in New Mexico involves registering with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department (TRD) to obtain the necessary tax identification numbers for reporting and submitting payroll taxes.
How New Mexico Payroll Registration Works
There are 2 payroll tax setup tasks you may need to complete in New Mexico to get your new hire on payroll for the first time. You can follow the guide below to help you get registered directly with the New Mexico agencies or use Mosey to do it.
New Mexico Withholding Tax Setup
If you have New Mexico employees you must register with the New Mexico Taxation and Revenue Department to withhold state income tax.
Register for a Withholding Tax Account
Visit Taxpayer Access Point (TAP) and select "Apply for a New Mexico Business Tax ID" to register for a Withholding Tax account. A TAP account will be created for you during registration.
Configure Payroll with Your Withholding Account ID
Provide your Withholding Tax Account ID to your payroll provider.
New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Registration
New Mexico employers with $450 or more in quarterly payroll are required to register with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for Unemployment Insurance tax.
Register for a New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Account
Register with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions for an Employer Account Number.
Activate Your New Mexico Unemployment Insurance Account
After registering with the New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions, you will receive a notice with an Unemployment Insurance Tax System User ID and password. You must activate your account with the provided credentials before filing Unemployment Insurance tax online.
Provide your Employer Account Number and Unemployment Insurance contribution rate to your payroll provider.